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The work in the vicinity of Arrow Creek, on the east end of the Winston contract, has been let to John O'Neil & Sons who are now engaged in wciik on the Moccasin line of the Great Northern. They are men who have had extensive experience in the con- struction of railroads and the 20 miles assigned to them. Mr. Winston feels, is in competent hands. O'Neill's contract is for all team work, no steam shovel work being required on that division. Walker & Stickler, the firm securing the second twenty miles have been en- gaged in some of the heavy work on the Valier irrigation project. As is the case with the 20 miles assigned to the O'Neil concern, the second 20 miles is all team work. The third strip of fourteen miles has not yet been awarded, but it IS expect- ed the contract will be agreed upon with a well-known contracting outfit at an early date. The mile of heavy work in the im- mediate vicinity of Belt Creek. which involves a tunnel of something more than 650 feet. was awarded to Pou- pere & McVay, a firm well known in this section. There is a strip of a mile of heavy Perseverance Always Wins Busy Ones in the Times Subscrip- tion Contest Working Hard for Extra Votes The Flax Crop for Seed BY PROF THOM \ SH The opportunity for growing pure seed in the 1)akotas and Montana is one that should not be overlooked bt those that hate land that is free from the presence of weeds. All new land should be thus clean. In no case• IS the opportunity greater for the growing of pure seed than in the case of flax. This arises from the peculiar liability in that crop to be affected by wilt. kisliether flax can be grown entirely free from the taint of wilt germs is . A disputed question Some authorities claim that these are to some extent pre- sent in ill flax however grown, and that under unfavorable conditions qf growth they vvill Manifest themselves. If this theory were true, then the pos- sibility of growing flax seed entirely free free from wilt infection in a latent fon* would be hopeless. Withnut attempt ing to settle this question the following facts are certainly true: (1) That flag grown on new land should be possessed with much vigor, and that inherent vig- or is so far a safeguard against every form of desease. hence such flax seed will be more wilt resistant than flax seed grown under less favorable condi- tions. (2) That treatment of the seed with formaldehyde is so far a safeguard against wilt and, therefore as long as it is claimed by authorities that wilt germs inhere in all flax seed, as a measure of safety it will be advisable to treat the seed. (3) That to further guard against desease the growers of flax for seed should use every precaution to guard a- %Ince gainst wilt infection through the thresh - Lest, however, these germs should be lurking about the seed, it may be as well to treat this seed to make assur- ance doubly sure. It would be interest - to know at the same time whether flax seed could not be grown from genera- tion to generation on new land without showing any wilt producing tendencies, even in the absence of the formalde- hyde treatment. The writer is of the opinion that it can be thus grown. The employment of a machine for threshing the seed crop cannot be too carefully guarded. If the machine has threshed some other kind of crop be- fore coming to the farm to thresh the seed flax crop, the hazard should be reduced to a minimum. Of course the farmer who grows large areas of flax for seed can afford to have a small separator of his own to do the work. Farmers who are grossing flax at the present time, and especially on new lands, will do well to examine the crop carefully for the presence of wilt. If none is present, that fact may be used in advertising the seed. The fields should also be carefully examined for 6:Ilse,- Looks Good to Him H. S. Anderson, Looking up Crop Prospects, Will Report Favor- ably on Elevator for Geyser The building of new elevators is a proposition that Is engaging the atten- tion of grain buyers at this season of the year. Several of the larger com- panies have expressed the view that an elevator will undoubtedly be built at , Geyser this season, but apparently all , are waiting to see what the crop turns out like. The latest company to investigate the crop conditions and acreage in this vicinity is the Montana Central. whose representative. Mr. H. S. Anderson of Stanford, was here this week, and in company with some of our business men went over the ground with a yiew to getting an idea of the acreage. He was impressed with the fine prospects for a bumper crop and made the state- ment that he would report favorably on this place as a site for an elevator. The Montana Central is a well - the presence of noxious weeds, and if known company has mg a line of ele- any stray plants are present, as mustard vators throughom the Judith Basin. for instance, they should be removed. They are now engaged in building the The grower who can advertise seed crops that have shown no indications of wilt and that guarantee the same as being free from the seeds of noxious weeds, is sure of a ready sale for his seed and at a price considerably in ad - of market values. School Report mg machines that may be employed. ! To the writer it would seem reason- Report of Geyser School for month able that if good flax seed were obtain- ending June 28. 1912. Number of days taught -20. ed at the outset front a field in which Number of pupils enrolled -23. no evidences of wilt could be found Total number days attendance -320. while the crop was growing, and that if the seed produced were sown on new Average daily attendance -16,I ! or uninfected land and no evidences o f , Those present every Clyde Ab- wilt were present from one year to an- he Y. Mildred A b beY• other, the seed should be regarded as Those absent one day: Julia Hatitala, Mrs. Kebel Murphy 27,375 sufficiently immune for all practical work immediately west of the Poupere Mrs. E. L. Landry. Jr. .26.175 uses, regardless of the view held that & NIcVay work that has not been let Miss Mae Todd 23.325 . wilt infection is present in all flax seed (Continued on page 8) Miss Ruth Irvin 22,200 in the latent form. Four weeks of the Times subscrip- tion contest have slipped by and the interest of the people at large is held at a high tension. There are many speculations as to who the winner will be and every day the editor is asked which contestant he thinks will win. The answer is always invariably the same—that he doesn't know, you don't know and nobody knows or will know who will win the grand prize piano until the last day is here and the judges have brought in their verdict. This office plays no favorites and has no more knowledge of the outcome than you have, so your guess would be as good as ours. ,There is no time to waste now. The few remaining weeks of the contest will slip away so fast that you will wonder after the contest is over where they went to. Do not get discouraged that is the first sign of possible defeat. Every candidate will have her dark days, and that is the main. consolation for all of you, that while your slow 'times may come now, your opponents will have theirs later and you can recoup your losses when they are in -trouble. Per- severance always has its reward so stick to it and use all of your spare moments. Our offer last week of 1,000 extra vote with every dollar turned in this week and next tended to keep our can- didates from turning in their votes last Saturday, so that there is veo little change in the standing since last week. All are working hard and the next an- nouncement will no doubt .make a b?g showing for each of the candidates. We expect this week and next to add , more new names to our subscription ' list than any other time during the entire contest. So everyone is urged to turn in their subscriptions now and help their favorite contestant. How THEY STAND Senme Hautala. Archie Byrne. Frank Backa. Carl Hedman, Charlie Backa and Selma Hautala Cult A V. CLAPPER. Teacher. second elevator at Dover. and we un- derstand if the company decides to build here work will he commenced at once. Stanford's City Officers Stanford Wort& Stanford's first -city election WaS concluded last Saturday. all of the candidates nominated at the preliminary caucus being elected with- out opposition. There being bon one ticket in the field the election was de- void of any semblance of excitement and the vote Was comparatively light. The first council meeting will prob- ably not be held until after Inly 1st. The members of the council are: Mayor. I,. S. 1 Illusion; first ward aldermen, I.. Meredith and A. G. Gil- lespie; second ward aldermen. XV. C. Hector( and A. C. Edwards,. Choice of the Democrats If 11'ilson Nominated on 46t1, — Gov. Marshall for Vice President Baltimore. July 2 -Governor XVood- row 1Vilson of New Jersey' was nomi- nated for president of the United States by the democratic national convention at its afternoon session today when on the forty-sixth ballot he received 990 to 84 for Champ Clark. The Missouri delegation, which had remained faithful to Clark to the end, then moved that the nomination be made unanimous. There was a great chorus of approval and the long fight was over. Only four ballots were necessary to- day to reach a presidential nomination. When the convention adjourned last night it had seemed to be in all but hope- less deadlock. Wilson had begun to lose ground on the last few ballots. and Champ Clark had made a few tempor- ary gains. This encouraged the speak- er to rush over to Baltimore from Washington this Morning in the hope of still further turning the tide and ral- lying hut forces to a final stand. ‘'hen -he speaker arrived, however, he learn- ed that the Illinois delegation, at an early morning conference, had decided to switch from Clark to Wilson. This meant a change of 58 votes. and was as fatal to Clark's chances as it was inspiring to the Wilson forces. It was expected the vote of Illinois marked the beginning of the end. West Virginia joined hands- with Illinois in going over to Wilson on the forty-third ballot, the first cast today. XVilson jumped from his final vote of 494 last night to 602 on the first ballot today. The most important of the changes on the forty-fourth was in the Colorado delegation, which had been voting eleven for Clark and one for XVilson. This time Colorado di- vided ten to two in favor of Wilson. Altogether the ultimate nominee gain- (('ontinued on page 4) Dry Goods Bargains in Ladies' XVool Dress Skin s , Wash Dresses, Shirt Waists. Girl s ' Vash Dresses. Hats ad Caps. Remnants of yard goods of different kinds. Come in and look them over. Don't be afraid to ask us to show these goods. It is our business to be bothered, so we are always glad to show the goods. Hats for Men and Boys Buy a McKibbin Hat. It is the best popular priced hat on the mar- ket. Whether you want a stiff. soft of straw hat We have them in the latest styles to suit voting and old. Special lots men's and boys' hats in odd sizes at a bargain. • Big Sale Shoes and Oxfords Everything in the line of Men's, Ladies' and Children's Oxfords WC are closing out at 20 per cent discount These are the season's nicest and nobbiest styles —nothing old or out of date. Some odd lots and sizes of men's and ladies' oxfords will be closed out at a special low price. We realize that it is better for us to close them out at alower price i and have the money in the drawer than to leave them n the shelf and carry tnem over to next year. • PURDY TRADING COMP'Y GEYSER, MONTANA Dry Goods Our new line of Ladies' white and colored shirt waists are lust in. Some real nice styles of high, me- dium and low necks, short and long sleeves. Sizes from 34 to 44. You will be slue to find something in this lot to please you. Hot Weather Comfort HEN DERSON Fashion Form Corset s [1 enderson's ventilored cotsels—the coolest and mosi com- fortable corset to wear dotting hot weather. We have them in all all sizes from $1.50 to 1.2.00 each. Don't he without one. • Pit •IIINIVIr••••••• •